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Old Jul 5, 2007, 05:06 AM   #31
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Re: Can We Discuss Fantasy Literature?

Hmmm, I shall have to seek out (and destroy) this 'Damnation Game' you speak of ...
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Old Aug 11, 2007, 02:56 PM   #32
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Lol a thread me for! I love fantasy type books, shame there isn't much mention of DragonLance (unless I need to put on me glasses) the but sort of authors I go for are:
*Anne McCaffry
*Maggie Fury
*Terry Brookes
*Weiss and Hickman
*Tolkein (I prefer the Hobbit)

That's all I can think of ATM. I'm having tea so I can'y say too much lol! *^_^* lml

I hear they are going to make Terry Brooks' Sword of Shanarra series into a series of films. I've read several but it's been years and they kind of blend in to other Fantasy series' I've read.

My current obsession is getting through Robert Jordan's hefty fantasy tour de force.
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Old Aug 21, 2007, 01:54 AM   #33
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Re: Can We Discuss Fantasy Literature?

[whisper] Shhhh! You're not supposed to tell people that you have the Dungeons and Dragons DVD and went to see it when it came out! [/whisper]
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Old Aug 22, 2007, 08:25 AM   #34
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But one thing I was grateful for in the Harry Potter filums was I never knew how to pronounce Hermione and because me mate was also dyslexic nor could she!

That's always an irritation for me when reading fantasy and sometime Science Fiction - how does the author pronounce the names he/she creates. That is one reason I enjoy books with glossary's in the back, like Wheel of Time or Dune which include pronunciations of the names.
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Old Aug 23, 2007, 01:40 AM   #35
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I remember the BBC had to ask Christopher Tolkein some of the pronounciations when they did the LOTR on the radio. I still love the radio version. Ian Holm as Frodo gives the century's greatest vocal performance ever.
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Old Aug 27, 2007, 02:38 PM   #36
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Re: Can We Discuss Fantasy Literature?

Speaking of D&D the movie.

Rules for making fantasy films:

Rule Number One: All characters should speak in classic British accent. There's something wholesale unbelievable and downright silly about hearing American accents in a fantasy film. This rule can be expanded to include all modern, popular venacular, phrases, cliche's, slang, etc.
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Old Aug 29, 2007, 01:19 PM   #37
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Yeah, techincially (if you really want to get technical), I suppose fantasy, if it is indeed intended to be set around the fabled time of King Arthur (around what, the 10th century maybe) - would nearly always predate The Battle of Hastings and the infection of Norman Culture upon the existing English culture of the day (those damn French again). Soooo, any fantasy type fairy tale creatures great and small would in fact speak in uncomprehensible Celtic babble or at the very lest an ancient form of Old English (something akin to the language that Beouwulf was written in) which is also incomprehsible babble. Even if we were to post date said fantasy type epics into the 13th too 14th century, around say the time of Chaucer, then still we would be dealing with Middle English, better than old, but still quite archaic and difficult to understand.
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